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The CRSE maintains a complete library of academic and other multidisciplinary research. Here you will find research, reports and publications which explore all areas of self-employment. It provides a comprehensive overview of the latest thinking on freelancing and self-employment, as well as serving as a platform of knowledge to enable more research on the area.

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Exploring the UK Freelance Workforce in 2015

April, 2016
This report provides a quantitative ‘snapshot’ of the UK freelance workforce and important constituent sub-groups in early 2015. Building on previous publications (Kitching and Smallbone 2008, 2012), this report presents data drawn from official UK government sources to develop a contemporary picture of the UK freelance workforce.

Expert Perspectives on Self-Employment: Forces Driving the Growth of Freelancers in the UK (Part 2)

April, 2016
Filmed at the Annual Global Research Workshop on Freelancing and Self-Employment 2015, this is part two of a video series of exclusive interviews with a panel of experts on freelancing and self-employment.

Expert Perspectives on Self-Employment: The Value of Freelancing (Part 1)

March, 2016
Filmed at the Annual Global Research Workshop on Freelancing and Self-Employment 2015, this is part one of a video series of exclusive interviews with a panel of experts on freelancing and self-employment.

The Handbook of Research on Freelancing and Self-Employment

Various
November, 2015
The Handbook of Research on Freelancing and Self-Employment is a single source book providing researchers, practitioners, managers, policy makers and students with key research on freelancing and self-employment by the leading scholars in the field across business studies, law and economics.

Global Research Workshops on Freelancing and Self-Employment 2015 Presentations

Various
November, 2015
This document is a collection of the presentations provided at the Global Research Workshops on Freelancing and Self-Employment 2015, held 26-27 November 2015 in London.

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